1927 Harley-Davidson BA


1927 Harley-Davidson BA Pictures

The BA was one of several single-cylinder models that had disappeared by the mid-1930s.
The BA was one of several single-cylinder models that had disappeared by the mid-1930s.

The 1927 Harley-Davidson BA motorcycle featured a 21-cubic-inch single-cylinder engine. The resulting lack of power negated the need for front brakes.

There was a lot of working room around the little 21-cubic-inch flathead single, which was a selling point in the late 1920s. There was a lot of working room around the little 21-cubic-inch flathead single, which was a selling point in the late 1920s.
There was a lot of working room around the little 21-cubic-inch flathead single, which was a selling point in the late 1920s.
"Big bike" features included leading-link front forks and three-speed transmission. "Big bike" features included leading-link front forks and three-speed transmission.
"Big bike" features included leading-link front forks and three-speed transmission.
Electric headlights had largely replaced acetylene systems by 1927. Electric headlights had largely replaced acetylene systems by 1927.
Electric headlights had largely replaced acetylene systems by 1927.
The BA's external-band rear brake was sufficient for the bike's modest speed potential. The BA's external-band rear brake was sufficient for the bike's modest speed potential.
The BA's external-band rear brake was sufficient for the bike's modest speed potential.

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